Saturday, March 3, 2012

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Launches “Born This Way Foundation” With Oprah Winfrey At Harvard University

With a little help from Oprah Winfrey and a few others, Pop singer turned philanthropist Lady Gaga formally and officially launched her “Born This Way Foundation” Wednesday (Feb 29) at Harvard University.

The newly launched foundation’s point of existence is to “challenge meanness and cruelty by inspiring young people to create a support system in their respective communities”, Gaga said.

“When you see someone being negative to somebody else, it’s OK to intervene and stand up for someone that needs it … I don’t believe that one person can change the world. I believe that humankind, as a whole, can change the world”, Gaga told a crowd of more than 1,000 people.

25-year-old Gaga says she was bullied in school, and knows that it will take a while to shift people’s perceptions about bullying. But she says the first step is not to demonize bullies.

“We do not make a distinction between the bully and the victim. Because each person is an equally important and valuable member of society,” she said. “What the foundation is about is a transformative change that is going to take a long time to affect the overall culture. Bullies were born this way, too”.

Asked why she feels as though she can change the world’s perception on bullying, Gaga laughed, “I guess I sort of have this feeling that if I can make a song called ‘Just Dance’ really big all over the world, I might be able to make a song that’s, you know, ‘Just Be Nice!’”

During the press conference at Harvard, Lady Gaga was joined by Oprah Winfrey and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, who will serve as the foundation’s president.

Oprah says her involvement with the foundation is based on her own personal values. “What is exciting to me,” Winfrey said, “is that thought leaders have gathered together as one force to ask why does bullying and violence and hatred against young people continue in our society and what we can do about it”.

Watch video footage from the press conference below:

Oprah Winfrey Lands First Interview With Bobbi Kristina & Whitney Houston's Family

Oprah Winfrey has landed an interview with Whitney Houston's daughter and other family members for a TV special that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

"Oprah's Next Chapter" will feature an interview with 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina, Houston's only child. It will also include Patricia Houston, who's the singer's sister-in-law and manager, as well as the singer's brother Gary. It is scheduled to air March 11.

The superstar was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 11. An exact cause of death has yet to be determined.

Oprah Winfrey was one of the guests invited to Houston's funeral in Newark, N.J., last month.

Houston was 48 years old. Her daughter turns 19 Sunday.

VIDEO: Bobby Brown's Sister Has Some Choice Words About Whitney Houston

Bobby Brown has been the center of some backlash surrounding the death of his ex wife, Whitney Houston but his sister is coming to his defense.

His sibling, Leolah Brown recently sat down with Access Hollywood and says her brother is not to blame for Whitney's drug abuse and shared her deep concern for her niece, Bobby Kristina.

She also expressed that she is very suspicious of the causes of Whitney's death saying she doesn't think it was accidental and “she did not pass away just like that”.

Leolah isn't the first to come to Bobby's defense.

Earlier this week Johnny Gil also backed up his New Edition group mate telling CNN "Bobby is not what he used to be" and that the media is only focusing on the negative things”.

Woman In Court For Dumping New Born Baby In Pit Toilet In Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Internet image of a new baby  baby
A 32-year-old woman, Iyadun Adeyemi, was on Friday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for allegedly dumping her new born baby in a pit toilet.

The Police Prosecutor, Cpl. Akinyemi Oriyomi, told the court that the suspect dumped her baby in a pit toilet at Alafin St., Aisegba-Ekiti, immediately after she delivered the baby boy.

Oriyomi said that she was caught by her neighbour who secretly followed her to the scene where she committed the crime.

He added that the offence was punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the suspect in prison custody pending the conclusion of police investigations.

Counsel to the accused, Mr Emmanuel Adedeji, pleaded with the court to grant his client bail as investigations were still being carried out by the police.

The Magistrate, Miss O.D Akinyemi, ordered that the accused be remanded in Ekiti prison and adjourned the case till March 14.

Friday, March 2, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ‘DIRTY SLAP’ - Lagos Woman Did Justice To Overzealous LASTMA Official

What a man cannot do, a woman can…KUDOS…LOL.…But did she take it too far?

Well, I wasn’t there, someone sent me the pic ni o without any explanation...And I found it very interesting to share...

But you know what? Some women don't just get charged unnecessarily and judging from my experience with these LASTMA officials, I have a strong feeling the guy most have harassed the woman somehow...Just my Opinion

Two Motorists Killed In Quarrel Over Minor Car Accident In Lagos

Motorists fighting over fuel in during last fuel crisis
Two motorists were killed in a scuffle over a minor car accident on Friday in the Tin Can Island area of Lagos, Police Spokesman, Ihemdi Godwin, has said.

The police spokesman told newsmen that during the fight, one of the motorists fatally stabbed the other.

Eyewitnesses said that the accident occurred near Coconut Bus-Stop on the Apapa expressway but the motorists chased each other to Tin Can Port area where the scuffle ensued.

Sequel to the death of the motorist who was stabbed, police said that a group of angry mob in retaliation allegedly took laws into their hands and killed the other motorist who also died on the spot.

He said that the identities of the two dead motorists had yet to be ascertained, adding that the corpses had been deposited at the mortuary.

He said that the police had restored normalcy in the area.


EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Virgin Boss, Sir Richard Branson Shares Some Wedding Pics Of His Daughter, Holly, Held On Virgin Island

Me and my little girl: Sir Richard gets ready to accompany Holly down the aisle
Branson family celebrating Holly's wedding to ship broker Freddie Andrewes. Sir Richard himself decided to open up the family album on Feb. 29 and share online some intimate snaps of the family and their friends and other loved-ones enjoying themselves as they toasted the new married couple.

Holly and Freddie, both 30, were married on Necker Island just before Christmas and just few months after it was ravaged by a huge fire that destroyed the Great House on the Virgin Island.

But that certainly didn't dampen the newlyweds' spirits or their guests, who made it a wedding to remember, if the pictures are anything to go by.

Sir Richard, 61, the proud dad, took to his blog to share snaps from the event including ones of the big day itself and the parties that took place either side.

Enjoy it…
I now pronounce you husband and wife: Holly and Freddie share a kiss much to the delight of their guests

Holly and Freddie share a kiss on the beach

Holly and Freddie share a kiss on the beach

Dancing Time: Couple dancing on the Beach

Dance with me, Daddy: Holly takes her father's hand as he leads her to the dance floor

Cutting up our beautiful cake, covered in holly icing
Proud: Sir Richard, his wife Joan and their son Sam, Holly's brother, watch the ceremony from their front row seats

Brandson dressed as a pirate.
Moonlit moment: Sir Richard Branson poses with wife Joan and his newly-wed daughter Holly and her new husband Freddie Andrewes after their wedding

Ladies and gentlemen, the bride and groom: Holly and Freddie laugh out loud as they are showered with glitter and streamers by their guests

By Royal Appointment: The newlyweds and Sir Richard pose for a photo with guest Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice

It's party time! Holly and Fred and their friends and family posed for a group shot after the ceremony

Waves your napkins in the air: Sir Richard looked like he was having a great time at the dinner

Giving my very helpful bridesmaids their gifts.

Pirate Night...

It's party time! Holly and Fred and their friends and family posed for a group shot after the ceremony

Britney Spears’ Wedding Delayed!

Britney Spears’ wedding has been postponed due to her legal battle with ex-manager Sam Lutfi.

Why? Well, Lutfi is suing Britney for breach of contract, and her lawyers have advised her to push back her summer wedding to fiancĂ©, Hollywood agent Jason Trawick, until after the lawsuit’s September trial, according to RadarOnline.

Since she’s currently under conservatorship, she won’t be called to testify. But if she married, she’ll be considered competent enough to marry, and therefore, able to testify. So, her lawyers want the wedding to take place after the lawsuit is settled.

COCAINE: Court Orders NDLEA To Pay Baba Suwe N21m Within 21days

Popular Yoruba comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, has again won a case against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in court today.

The anti drug agency had approached the court to challenge its earlier order that the agency should pay the actor the sum of 25million naira as compensation for the violation of his rights to personal liberty.

Giving her judgment earlier today, Justice Yetunde Idowu of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, Lagos ordered NDLEA to pay the sum of 25million naira into an interest yielding account within 21 days through the Chief Registrar of the High Court.

However, the court granted the request of NDLEA that it would not offer apology in any National Newspaper as earlier ordered, pending the outcome of the case before the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: ‘We Know Who Leaked Photos Of Whitney Houston In Her Casket To National Enquirer’, Says Funeral Home Owner

The search for who leaked the open-casket photo of Whitney Houston to The National Enquirer is over.

This comes from Carolyn Whigham, who owns and runs Whigham Funeral Home —where Whitney’s body was before the service — who revealed at a press conference Thursday that she and two local pastors are aware who slipped the photo to the tabloid.

“It’s up to the Houston family to release the name”, said the Rev. Jethro James, pastor of Paradise Baptist Church.

Whigham demanded apologies from media that claimed or suggested that she or one of her staff were the culprit. “I want to clear my name and my funeral home”, she said.

She said that only three people, including herself, her daughter and a pastor, saw Whitney’s body. The rest of the people, she stressed, were employed by Whitney’s company Nippy, Inc., and she said these were people she had never seen before. She also said they slept at the Funeral Home.

VIDEO: Libyan Rebels Cage Black Africans In Zoo, Force Them To Eat Flags

Black Africans eating flags
A shocking video has appeared on the Internet showing Libyan rebels torturing a group of black Africans. People with their hands bound are shown being locked in a zoo-like cage and allegedly forced to eat the old Libyan flag.

“Eat the flag, you dog. Patience you dog, patience. God is Great,” screams a voice off-camera in the video uploaded to YouTube last week.

The torturers are also shown making the group of captive black Africans stand up with pieces of green cloth still in their mouths and apparently forcing them to start jumping. 

A number of people are shown standing outside the cage watching the atrocity. 

After Muammar Gaddafi was killed, hundreds of migrant workers from neighboring states were imprisoned by fighters allied to the new interim authorities.

They accuse the black Africans of having been mercenaries for the late ruler. 

Transgender Woman Suspected Of Killing Nigerian-Born Claudia Aderotimi, Bottom Implant, Is Arrested In Connection With Another Illegal Enhancement

Arrested: Padge-Victoria Windslowe was about to host a 'pumping party' at a home in Philadelphia when she was apprehended last night, police said

A transgender hip-hop singer who calls herself 'Black Madam', who is suspected of killing Nigerian-born Claudia Aderotimi, 20, following a botched bottom implant has been arrested in connection with another illegal enhancement procedure.

The 42-year-old, also known as Padge-Victoria Windslowe was about to host a 'pumping party' at a home in Philadelphia when she was apprehended on Thursday night, police said.

Claudia Aderotimi
Officers obtained a warrant to arrest Windslowe, after a 23-year-old woman nearly died of complications caused by an implant allegedly made by Windslowe. The unidentified woman was treated for a blocked artery in the lung and spent a week in hospital.

The news follows the death of Thames Valley University student, Claudia Aderotimi, who died after flying to the US for an operation to enhance her bottom last year.

Claudia Aderotimi from Hackney, east London, paid $2,000 but had a heart attack after complaining of chest pains within hours of the botched silicone jab in a cheap hotel room.

Windslowe, who was a suspect, has not been charged in that case because police are still awaiting the results of a toxicology test of the injected substance.

However, police placed her under surveillance when they received information that she would host Thursday’s party.

Windslowe had needles, paper towels, cotton wool balls, Super Glue and a 0.6 litre water bottle containing an unknown substance on her person when she was arrested, police said.

She allegedly went on the run last year after learning Miss Aderotimi had died following the botched operation.


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RAPE: Court Remands Man For Raping A Mad Woman

NOTE: This Is Not The Image of the Victim in This Story
A water vendor, Ahmed Manu, 22, of Tudun Wada quarters, Gombe, was on Thursday remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping a 26-year-old mentally deranged woman.

The Principal Judge of the court, Malam Mohammed Usman gave the order when the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The complainant, Malam Mohammed Hassan, who is a traditional herbalist, told the court that the accused person had on February 24, raped one of his patients who was being treated for mental problem.

He said the accused person was involved in hawking water during the dry season and had supplied water to the home.

The case was adjourned to March 8, for further mention while the accused person was remanded in prison custody.


PHOTOS: Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu Received Final Honours Today, Friday, March 02, 2012

Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu received final honors Friday, March 02, 2012. Mourners gathered in Nnewi, Anambra state for the funeral and burial of Ojukwu. Ojokwu’s body lay inside a closed gold coffin draped in the Nigerian flag with an officer's black dress shoes, cap and sword laying atop it.

Soldiers stood guard, Generals gather to salute, march past Ojukwu coffin, while Women gather to pray, sing.

President Goodluck Jonathan, wearing traditional Igbo attire, walked past Ojukwu coffin with wife Patience. The President attended the church service in honour of Ojukwu. 

Ojukwu died in a London hospital on Nov. 26 after a protracted illness following a stroke. He was 78.

Honour guard at Ojukwu burial

Ojukwu's coffin: Officer's black shoes, sword and cap sits atop coffin draped in Nigeria flag

Inside the Catholic church for Ojukwu service 
Tomb of Ojukwu's father, Sir Odumegwu Ojukwu, the millionaire transporter.

More of Ojukwu funeral pics to be uploaded shortly…

The President Jonathan arriving Nnewi for the funeral of the late great
Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
The President Jonathan leaving Nnewi after the burial of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu

BREAKING: Gbenga Daniel Discharged & Acquitted Of Corruption Charges

State High Court, Isabo, Abeokuta in its ruling this morning has ruled that EFCC has no case against the immediate past Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel for lack of evidence.

The Judge therefore Discharged and Acquitted Otunba Gbenga Daniel of corruption charges.


Hmmmmmmmmmmm…..Again, this has gone James Ibori way who was also discharged and acquitted by Nigerian State High Court of corruption charges (sometimes last year) I guess. Just few days ago, the same James Ibori pleaded guilty of corrupt charges in a London court. Should we salute Nigeria Judiciary system for a job well done? 

PHOTOS: Ghastly Multiple Accident On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Early Friday Morning

The ever busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway witnessed one of the deadly accidents early this morning, [Mar 2]. The accident was as a result of a trailer that ran into a 18-seater passenger bus and other vehicles.

As the time of posting this story various rescue operations to safe trapped passengers were on-going, number of casualties could not be ascertained.

The accident occurred by Otedola area heading out of Lagos, i.e. Ojodu-Berger…Alternatives routes are advised as traffic on this road is BLOCKED...


According to Punch Newspaper, about 10 people died on Friday at the Otedola Estate on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway when five vehicles, including a trailer, ran into some oil pipes, which were lying carelessly on the road.



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